Daily Archives: October 19, 2017

Bangladesh set to sign 15-year gasoil import deal with India

Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) is set to sign a 15-year deal with Indian oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) to import gasoil to meet the country’s energy demand,...

3-ft-tall JeM militant in J&K new security headache for Indian Army

A 47-year old militant, who is only three feet tall, is reported to be behind the recent attacks by the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Kashmir. According to police sources, Noor Mohammad...

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming the country’s...

Nearly 400,000 people under poverty line in Nepal

Nearly 400,000 people are reeling under the poverty line across 25 districts in Nepal, according to a report unveiled by the Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation on Tuesday. The...

Stronger, more powerful Xi Jinping will bring foreign policy challenges for India

One aspect of the Communist Party of China’s congress that is certain is that at the end of it on October 24, President Xi Jinping will emerge a stronger...

Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya: Amnesty

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for...

India can help US to keep an eye on Pakistan: Nikki Haley

India can help the US keep an eye on Pakistan as President Donald Trump has "taken tougher approach to Islamabad harbouring terrorists", US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley...

7 killed in blast targeting police vehicle in Pakistan’s Quetta

At least seven people, including six policemen, were killed and 24 others injured in an explosion targeting a truck carrying police officials in the Sariab Mill area of Quetta...

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around...

Delay and hassles in Indian transit raise Nepal’s cost of trade

Nepal can substantially reduce the cost of its foreign trade if the transit procedures in India are simplified and transport service is effective, says a recent report unveiled by...

US expects Pakistani govt’s ‘decisive action’ against militants: Tillerson

  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today said the US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and such a move will improve Islamabad's international standing as well as...

No need for a new Constitution, say Sri Lanka Buddhist prelates

The Chief Prelates of two main Buddhist chapters on Wednesday issued a special announcement saying Sri Lanka did not need a new constitution or amendments to the present Constitution...

WB urges Bhutan to boost innovation in agribusiness

The level of innovation in Bhutan’s agribusiness firms is low, according to a World Bank report, which calls for the government to establish entrepreneurship and innovation hubs. The report, which...

Fence on Afghan border will reduce attacks, says Pak Army

Pakistan's military said Wednesday that new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan would help prevent militant attacks in both countries, but the stepped-up fortifications have angered...

Probe finds Maldivian model in Bangladesh was not murdered

Bangladeshi police have concluded that Raudha Athif, a 21-year-old Maldivian medical student who was found hanged in her college dorm room, committed suicide after a breakup with her boyfriend. In...